OUR PRAYER DURING THIS SHORT LIFE!

April 01, 2024

OUR PRAYER DURING THIS SHORT LIFE!

 

The Psalmist recognized the brevity of life, but most of us don't. "As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years … for soon it is gone and we fly away" (Psalm 90:10). We act as if there are many days to accomplish the work set before us, when in reality, there are but a few. It is important that each day be maximized, and the path to its usefulness is prayer.

Notice what the Psalmist prayed for in Psalm 90 …

1. FOR WISDOM TO REMEMBER THE BREVITY OF LIFE

"So teach us to number our days that we may present to You a heart of wisdom." vs. 12

2. FOR GOD'S MORNING LOVINGKINDESS SO HE COULD KNOW GLADNESS AND JOY EVERY SINGLE DAY TO THE END. That his soul would be satisfied with God (which would keep him from chasing other gods!)

"O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." (vs. 14)

3. FOR THE ABILITY TO SEE GOD'S WORK AND A VISION OF MAJESTY TO FILL THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF HIS CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.

"Let Your work appear to Your servants and Your majesty to their children." (vs. 16)

5. FOR GOD'S FAVOR, FOR ALL OF LIFE IS NOTHING WITHOUT HIS FAVOR AND GRACE! His favor is what will make our work established, meaningful, and blessed. "Confirm" means to "give permanence to." Therefore, the Psalmist is praying that God will establish the work that He does in such a way that it will last beyond his life.

" Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands!" (vs. 17)

A Daily Prayer

Precious Father, help me to realize today that my life is brief and to deal with every moment with wisdom. Satisfy my heart this morning with the fullness and completeness of Your lovingkindness. Fill me with such joy that I will sing before others so that my soul will not go in silent search for other lovers. Help me see Your work all around me today. And give my children the eyes to see Your work all around them. And Lord, place Your favor and grace upon us all today. So work in and through us so that today we will build that which You initiate, and we pray it will last beyond us for Your glory!





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